Today’s polybag, 30300 The Batman Tumblers, is a re-review of sorts. I had already written a review for this set… oh my god 8 years ago! Looking back and reading what I wrote, my opinion hasn’t changed: this thing still sucks. If you want to read it, go ahead. I’ll wait right here.
So as not to have this review be a total copy pasta of the original review, I do have some additional thoughts. One of my issues with this mini model was that the front wheels are not mounted correctly. The wheels are attached from the inside using a 2×2 plate with wheel holders. The necessary element to attach the wheels from the outside, a 1×2 plate with a single wheel holder, wouldn’t be released until 2 years later where they would be introduced through various LEGO Dimensions packs.
This piece would have made the sides a bit thicker but that’s okay. I don’t think the Tumbler at this size works very well anyway. Thicker front fenders might have dictated a higher piece count to account for scale but that could have only made the model better. Hindsight is 20/20 and its unfortunate that the timing of the 1×2 axle plate didn’t coincide with this mini model because it might have been something great. But as it is now, this thing is, and I quote, “a steaming pile”. Yes, I’m quoting myself but it’s true.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! I don’t have much more to say. It was soul crushingly-bad 8 years ago, and it’s still soul crushingly bad today. There are times when I look back on a review I wrote in the past and think I may have been too harsh or not harsh enough. For the original review I did of 30300 The Batman Tumbler, I was just the right amount of harsh.
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